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The Portal component lets you render its children into a DOM node that exists outside of the Portal's own DOM hierarchy.


Portal is a utility component built around React's createPortal() API. It gives you the functionality of createPortal() in a convenient component form.

The Portal component is used internally by the Unstyled Modal and Unstyled Popper components.



After installation, you can start building with this component using the following basic elements:

import Portal from '@mui/base/Portal';

export default function MyApp() {
  return (
    <Portal>{/* children to be rendered outside of the current DOM node */}</Portal>


Normally, children of a component are rendered within that component's DOM tree. But sometimes it's necessary to mount a child at a different location in the DOM.

The Portal component accepts a container prop that passes a ref to the DOM node where its children will be mounted.

The following demo shows how a <span> nested within a Portal can be appended to a node outside of the Portal's DOM hierarchy—click Mount children to see how it behaves:

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The Portal component cannot be used to render child elements on the server—client-side hydration is necessary.


See the documentation below for a complete reference to all of the props and classes available to the components mentioned here.